Brooklyn artist Roberto Jamora:
I am grappling with subjects of power, psychological barriers, and displacement. In the painting “It Is Going to Happen to You” there is a lone surfer in a sea of paint. He is looking out into the distance with a gesture that could be interpreted as anticipation, disappointment, or fear of death. Deep space is simultaneously enabled and denied because of the nature of painting, which adds to the tension. I make paintings of mythical landscapes that consist of caves, volcanoes, surfers, empty rooms, and other elements to echo inward conflicts of an individual in times of uncertainty.
(via give me summer)